Manning takes Sullivan Award

Associated Press

Arrow Peyton Manning receives Sullivan Award

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Peyton Manning has taking the Sullivan Award as the nation's top amateur athlete.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (The Associated Press 02-25-1998 18:33 EDT) -- Peyton Manning, who broke records, graduated with honors and delayed an early jump to the pros for a senior season at Tennessee, received the Sullivan Award on Wednesday as the nation's top amateur athlete.

"It's really very humbling when a person is selected to receive an award for something he loves to do," Manning said when presented with the trophy from the U.S. Amateur Athletic Union. He won the award on Feb. 11.

"It's even more rewarding for me to receive the Sullivan Award today, because its voters traditionally look beyond statistics and highlights. Instead they look at the person and what he or she represents."

Manning is only the fourth football player in 68 years to win the Sullivan, and the first from the University of Tennessee.

"I hope I won't be the last," he said, adding, "Without my team, I couldn't have accomplished a fraction of what people give me credit for."

Arrow Peyton Manning receives Sullivan Award

The Tennessean

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Feb. 25, 1998 -- Former Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning, who finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting, will be honored as the nation's outstanding amateur athlete of 1997, the Nashville Banner reported Monday.

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Peyton Manning threw for 3,819 with 36 TD passes for the Vols last season.

Manning will receive the Sullivan Award from the Amateur Athletic Union on Feb. 25 during the Tennessee-Florida basketball game in Knoxville, the newspaper reported, citing unidentified sources close to Manning's family.

Dixie Keller, a spokeswoman for the AAU in Orlando, Fla., would not confirm the report.

Manning is a Sullivan finalist, and the winner is to be announced next week.

Bud Ford, Tennessee's sports information director, said he didn't have any information about Manning winning the award. But he said Manning will be in Knoxville on Feb. 25 to receive the Banner's award as its Southeastern Conference player of the year.

The Sullivan Award was established in 1930. It is named for James E. Sullivan, a founder and past president of the AAU. Athletes are nominated based on their athletic accomplishments, leadership and character.

Other finalists include Tennessee women's basketball star Chamique Holdsclaw, swimmer Chad Carvin, former Florida State baseball player J.D. Drew, former Wake Forest basketball player Tim Duncan, wrestler Les Gutches, South Carolina softball player Trinity Johnson, disability sports participant Linda Mastandrea, swimmer Jenny Thompson and gymnast Blaine Wilson.

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The University of Tennessee has given Peyton Manning's jersey number #16 in his honor. It was given to him at halftime in the Orange and White game. Thanks for all who copy and sign the letter and sent it to the University. Peyton well deserves it for his achievements at UT.

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Peyton Manning wore No. 16 at Tennessee, but he'll be No. 18 -- just like his dad -- in Indianapolis.

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Peyton Manning (QB) is No. 1 pick in the 1st round to the Indianapolis Colts

Terry Fair (DB) is the 20th pick in the 1st round by the Detroit Lions and Marcus Nash (WR) was also picked No. 30th in the 1st round by the Super Bowl Champs The Denver Broncos.

Leonard Little going to St. Louis was picked 65th in the third round and Jonathan Brown is going to Green Bay was picked No. 90 in the third round Saturday.

Sunday in the seventh round we have three more Tennessee players that was picked, they are: Trey Teague (center) No. 200 to Denver Boncos, Andy McCullough (WR) No. 204 to New Orleans, Cory Gaines (Safety) No. 231 to Indianapolis Colts.

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Peyton Manning hands off to Ricky Williams in the NFL's Pro Bowl game in Hawaii. (AP Photo)

News Brief

Former Vols Manning, Henry Help Lead AFC to Win in NFL Pro Bowl

By AP News Wire
February 3, 2003

HONOLULU (AP) - Former Tennessee stars Peyton Manning and Travis Henry helped lead the AFC to a 45-20 win over the NFC in the Pro Bowl--the NFL's annual all-star game in Hawaii.

Manning, playing in his third Pro Bowl, completed 5-of-11 passes for 100 yards, including a 32-yard touchdown pass to Hines Ward in the fourth quarter. Henry, in his first Pro Bowl appearance, scored on a 13-yard pass from Rich Gannon in the second quarter and rushed for 12 yards on seven carries.

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